Published on 21 October, 2010
|Accenture's biometric identity matching approach has been recently used by the Unique Identification Authority of India|
unveiled a new large scale biometric identity matching solution at Biometrics 2010
designed to help public service agencies accurately verify the identity of individuals, whether for the purposes of detecting potential national security threats or for improving the delivery of government assistance programmes and social services to eligible citizens.
Accenture's Large Scale Matching Solution enables the timely and accurate identification of individuals while reducing the costs of identity assurance. The solution is able to de-duplicate all available identity data including biographic and, if available, biometric data. It is highly secure, flexible, built on proven, open standards, and scalable when deployed to a cloud platform. "As civil identity and national security continue to be high priorities for many countries, we know how critical it is to deliver an optimum large scale matching solution for governments,"
said Ger Daly, Managing Director Accenture's global border management and public safety industry group. "Accenture has built some of the largest biometric matching systems in the world and we put that knowledge and experience to work in developing a solution that can quickly be customised for different government applications."
In addition to supporting border management agencies, large scale matching can also help citizens access a variety of government services more quickly and efficiently. Accenture's large scale matching approach is a key component of the "virtual labour markets" developed in Germany and France. These systems feature search and match capabilities to link worker profiles with the requirements of open jobs to more efficiently match job seekers with job offers.
Another programme featuring Accenture's large scale matching approach is the "Aadhaar" programme launched in 2010 by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The goal of the programme - the largest of its kind in the world - is to provide each Indian resident with a unique identification number to enable easier, more efficient and secure access to government and commercial services.